Treble-winners Bayern Munich were stunned as they lost 4-1 away at Hoffenheim on Sunday — their first defeat for 32 matches.

Bayern, who won the Bundesliga for an eighth-consecutive season last June, also added the German Cup and Champions League to cap off a memorable campaign.

And they started this campaign off with a thumping 8-0 victory over Schalke before adding the UEFA Super Cup to their trophy cabinet following a 2-1 victory over Sevilla.

However, they were behind away to Hoffenheim on 16 minutes after Ermin Bicakcic opened the scoring.

It was 2-0 eight minutes later, before Munas Dabbur took advantage of a misunderstanding in the Bayern defence to race through and delicately chip the ball over goalkeeper Manuel Neuer. Dabbur’s goal meant Hansi Flick was two goals behind for the first time as manager of Bayern.

Joshua Kimmich halved the deficit on 36 minutes with a stunning goal and it looked like the comeback would be on for the visitors.

However, Hoffenheim continued to create chances and Andrej Kramaric added a third on 77 minutes to seal the victory.

As Bayern attacked, Hoffenheim sought to catch them on the break and, when Neuer brought down Ihlas Bebou inside the box, Kramaric stepped up to slam the penalty into the roof of the net to make it 4-1.

“We remained dangerous throughout the match, defended our box really well,” Hoffenheim manager Sebastian Hoeness said after the match. “I am not surprised at all, the squad just showed what’s in them.

“We’ll celebrate today, but we should not forget Bayern played the Supercup over 120 minutes on Wednesday.”

The defeat snapped Bayern’s 23-match winning streak and was their first loss since a 2-1 defeat at Borussia Monchengladbach on Dec. 7. 2019.


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